The effects of corrective feedback on english as a foreign language learners’ acquisition of past simple regular and irregular forms in the portuguese context

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Abstract

Corrective feedback (CF) is a common practice in the foreign language classroom and constitutes a topic of interest for both language teachers – who have to decide whether to correct their students, when and how – and for L2 researchers – who are interested in testing the efficacy of CF techniques in L2 acquisition. The aim of this paper is to present and discuss the results from a study on the effects of three corrective feedback strategies – recasts, prompts and explicit correction – on the acquisition of English past tense regular and irregular forms. 151 9th -grade Portuguese students (and their 5 teachers) took part in the study and were tested in a pretest-posttest design. Results will be presented and discussed in this paper as we seek to contribute to the debate about the effects of CF on L2 acquisition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextos Selecionados do XIII e XIV Fórum de Partilha Linguística
EditorsChiara Barbero, Margarida Tomaz
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherNOVA FCSH/CLUNL
Pages45-57
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-972-9347-38-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • English as a Foreign Language
  • L2 development
  • Corrective feedback
  • Recast
  • Prompt
  • Explicit correction
  • Past tense

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